Homemade Almond Paste


Homemade almond paste is super easy, quick and delicious. Can be used as a basic recipe for all kinds of cookies, pies and desserts.

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Homemade almond paste
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2019-11-07, this recipe is for 8 people and takes 15 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 04-12-2021

15 minutes 8 people Desserts
Homemade almond paste


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  • 200 gram almond flour - or use whole almonds
  • 200 gram sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • optional: bit of lemon or other citrus zest
Homemade almond paste ingredients
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  • standmixer
  • small bowl
  • optional: citrus juicer and grater
  • cling film

Homemade Almond Paste

15 minutes 8 people Desserts

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Making homemade almond paste -- 15 minutes

If you're using whole almonds with skin, you can easily remove the skin by soaking them in hot water. After about 15 minutes you can easily rub the skin off under running cold water.

Let them dry and grind them using a food processor. Then add the egg and sugar.  

Homemade almond paste
Homemade almond paste

If you're using almond flour you can combine it with sugar and the egg in a standmixer until you've reached a smooth paste. Add some lemon zest and juice if you like and wrap with cling film.  

Store in the refrigerator, you can use this recipe for stuffed cookies or use it e.g. in this pie instead of frangipane.

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